Thu, Oct 11, 2001 

 

District 13 mulls future aid plans

Fire district 13 sent an engine to fight fires for the state department of natural resources (DNR) last summer and as a result was paid over $11,000 for...

Tosco, Phillips merger is official

There’s a new sign over the gate but Tosco refinery manager Gary Goodman said that’s the biggest change the Cherry Point facility will see under...

Council gives tepid train support

Blaine city council gave unanimous but lukewarm endorsement to Senator Georgia Gardner’s drive to restore passenger rail service to Blaine. While ...

Fiber optics on the way to Blaine?

Broad band fiber optic internet, data and voice communications capability could arrive in Blaine as soon as next summer, according to Whatcom County Public...

Council OKs hike in lodging tax to build for tourism

“The events of history have kind of run us off the bridge but it’s important we bite the bullet and do it,” said city council member Ken...

Larsen asks INS to reopen tighter PACE

After visiting with Blaine and Point Roberts residents and business owners last week, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen is asking the Immigration and Naturalization...

Thu, Oct 4, 2001 

 

Eyes on the border...

Facing a trip across the big border? These sites may help you pick the best time to try.For southbound wait times at check out, www.customs.gov/news/sept11...

A good cuddle is good to find...

Cheryll Ryan’s annual teddy bear drive is expanding to bring comfort to victims of the recent terrorist attacks. Community members can purchase a ...

Pawn to King 4...

Student chess players of all abilities are invited to get in on the action in the Northwest Washington Scholastic Chess kickoff tournament, a warmup for...

Geographics quits in Blaine

One of Blaine’s biggest employers will be closing its doors in the spring, when Geographics Inc. shuts down its manufacturing division.“We haven...

A city of helping hands

Whether it is collecting money for the American Red Cross or handing out apple pie, Blaine community businesses and residents are doing their part to help...

Gardner draws big gun to Boblett

This weekend Senator Georgia Gardner continued her campaign to get a stoplight at the intersection of Boblett Street and SR543 by bringing the state’...

News bites...

The threat of another rate hike this year for Blaine City Light customers has been lifted. After reviewing their financial results for the third quarter...

Tomsic turns down Walla Walla

City manager Gary Tomsic was on the short list of candidates for the new city manager in Walla Walla, Washington. He didn’t get the job and, given...

Pipeline bucks for sewer fix?

Representative Doug Erickson and a group of his Republican peers in the state legislature toured the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District’s (BBWSD) ...

Local business leaders press Larsen for border relief

“We have to achieve a new balance between economy and security,” said U.S. representative Rick Larsen, meeting with Point Roberts and Blaine ...

BP predicts power plant would cut emissions

A recently completed study will point the way for BP to overcome hurdles to building a power plant at its Cherry Point site. “The document is almost...

Thu, Sep 27, 2001 

 

He's in the Air Force now

Last Thursday high school math teacher and U.S. Air Force reservist, Mike Rouse, was called into service by the air national guard. Rouse will be at McChord...

Council potpourri...

City council approved a new 6-year capital improvement plan for the city’s water system that maintains the existing system and prepares for increased...

You can help disaster victims!

A Penny Drive has been established to help the families of New York firefighters, EMS and rescue workers. If you have pennies you would like to donate ...

Local border funds sought from feds

Representatives from International Mobility and Trade Corridor (IMTC), led by the Whatcom County Council of Governments (COG) project were in Washington...

WASL scores: good news, bad news

Recently released state standardized test scores show many Blaine students are still struggling with the basics, but schools are making some progress bringing...

Officals reluctant to impose fee schedule

“I’m just not ready to move on this yet,” said city council member Ken Ely, as city council weighed a proposed new business license fee ...

Border woes impact local businesses

“First of all, write to Congressman Larson and Senators Cantwell and Murray and let them know that we need more border people immediately,” said...

Thu, Sep 20, 2001 

 

High school reacts to attack

“I was quite shocked. I feel very sad for the people who died. It was like a bad Hollywood movie.” said German exchange student Roman Hiergeist...

State cleans up city entrances

The Washington state department of transportation (DOT) is working to make coming and going from Blaine a more aesthetically pleasing experience. “...

Flags are a hot commodity

As Old Glory was unfurled from businesses and homes across the country following last week’s attacks, Blaine city clerk Shirley Thorsteinson joined...


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